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  • Hopper App

    The Internet’s filled with websites that claim to know the best day and time to book airline travel, but it’s much too complex to be that simple. If you generally plan your trips in advance, checkout the website and app from a company called Hopper. Hopper helps you with tips on the best time to […]
  • ResearchKIT

    A couple of weeks ago, you heard all about the new Apple Watch from Tim Cook and his gang. Despite all the hype, there was something much more important announced at that event that didn’t get nearly enough recognition: the ResearchKit app platform. Apple decided to help the research community by making it easy for […]

    Today’s tip starts with a quick explanation of some geek speak: word cloud A word cloud is a visual representation of a large amount of text, with the most prominently used words in larger fonts or special colors. Word clouds are a great way to quickly extract important themes in large bodies of text. For […]
  • Free MacBook Pro video repair

    If you own an older Apple Macbook Pro and you think you’ve been seeing weird video issues, you may not be imagining things. Apple recently announced a free repair program for owners of various MacBook Pro models that range from 2011 to 2013. Symptoms of the problem can include distorted video, no video, or unexpected […]
  • Uberconference

    Raise your hand if you hate all of the complexity and problems with conference calls, especially if you’re on your smartphone. Me too and that’s why I’ve been trying to convince anyone attempting to hold a conference call to make a change. I discovered a site called a while back and they just keep […]
  • Beware of the latest tech support scams

    When I searched Google for the tech support number for Norton Antivirus, the person that answered sounded extremely foreign and wanted my credit card number, so I hung up. How can I get the real number?
  • Apple Pay fraud explained

    Apple Pay, the mobile payment system introduced last year continues to gain traction with retailers and banks, but it’s still got a long way to go. You may have also heard various Apple Pay Fraud allegations in the news lately, which needs some explanation. The security used by Apple is about the best we’ve ever […]
  • True Key Password App

    Weak passwords continue to be one of the primary ways that hackers gain access to private and secured accounts. It’s made even worse by the common practice of using the same password on many online accounts. The only way to make sure you’re using strong unique passwords is to use a password manager; there’s just […]
  • Cord cutters calculator

    The recent announcement of HBO Now as a stand-alone streaming service may cause even more people to think about cutting their cable bill and going strictly to streaming television content. Initially, you’ll need some type of Apple device to make use of the $14.99 a month HBO subscription, but that’ll change very soon as more […]
  • PhotoMath

    If you’re the parent of a child in a higher level math class, you’ve probably run into the situation where they’ve asked for help on a complex math problem. If you’re looking for a little help in explaining how to solve complex math equations, checkout an app called PhotoMath. PhotoMath uses your smartphone’s camera to […]
  • What protection can I use against these ransomware attacks?

    What protection can I use against these ransomware attacks?
  • Paper by Fifty Three

    If you’re on the creative side and own an iPad, you might want to checkout a pretty solid app called Paper. Paper by Fifty Three is a simple but powerful app that allows you to sketch, write, draw, outline and color. It does a great job allowing you to use your iPad like you would […]
  • FlightFox

    Booking flights, especially multi-city trips can be extremely time consuming if you want to find the best fares. It’s not unusual to spend many hours over several days to really find the best flights, especially international flights. On a recent booking, I decided to try out a service called FlightFox that claims that they have […]
  • Kenu Airframe

    For most of us, our smartphones have become our music players and our navigation systems in our cars. Having your phone in the proper position to be of use is much safer than fumbling around with it while you’re driving. An interesting option for positioning your phone on your dash is the AirFrame from […]
  • Default router passwords

    Your wireless router is your primary line of defense against Internet threats, because it prevents the outside world from having direct access to your computers. Unfortunately, most of you haven’t addressed a major security issue because you’ve left the administrative password at the factory defaults. I’m not talking about your wifi password, I’m talking about […]
  • Rookies app

    Spring training is underway which signals the start of the upcoming baseball season. If you have kids, they’re likely to play t-ball, baseball or softball at some point and dream of being on a baseball trading card when they make it to the big leagues. Well, you don’t have to wait for them to get […]
  • Security alert for smartphone and Mac users

    What exactly is the FREAK security flaw that's been discovered on smartphones and what do I need to do about it?
  • Moodies

    Thanks to voice recognition technology like Siri, we’re all spending a lot more time literally talking to our phones. We can ask our phones all kinds of things and get the information we need and now you can even have your phone tell you how you feel. An app called Moodies claims it can listen […]
  • Background Defocus Apps

    One of great things about expensive DSLR cameras is the depth of field that the lenses can provide. You know those beautiful images where the subject is in clear focus and everything in the background is blurred, which can be visually stunning. Well, if you’re not ready to part with a pile of money in […]
  • Hourly Nerd

    Crowd-sourcing is a great way to get tasks accomplished that can range from creating a new logo to building a website to getting administrative tasks done through virtual assistants. Well, now you can add hiring a business consultant to the list with a website called Large consulting firms are out of reach for small […]